Battlepanda: Places never to travel to


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Places never to travel to

The United Arab Emirates.
Travellers to the United Arab Emirates are being warned about its severe drug laws which have seen dozens detained for apparently minor offences.

Possession of painkillers like codeine and some cold and flu medication could result in a mandatory four-year prison sentence, Fair Trials International said.

In one of the most extreme cases, it reported a man being held after poppy seeds from a bread roll were found on his clothes.
(Via Boing Boing.)